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Hit and Run In South Lake Tahoe Involving Cyclist Ends Tragically

A hit-and-run crash in South Lake Tahoe killed one bicyclist on June 27, 2018.

According to Tahoe Daily Tribune, this crash happened around 5:45AM on Highway 50. Allegedly, a vehicle headed eastbound struck the bicyclist near Upper Truckee River and left the cyclists dying or dead in a ditch. He was later discovered by a construction crew.

Although police are still investigating this accident, they don’t have any leads on what kind of car was involved in this crash. Anyone with information on this fatal accident is urged to call South Lake Tahoe’s Police Department. This man’s family deserves answers. .

Hit and Run Bicycle Accidents

A disturbing study out of AAA revealed that hit-and-run deaths are increasing year-on-year in America. From 2009 to 2016, the number of traffic fatalities from hit-and-runs rose by a massive 60 percent. Well over half of all those killed in these hit-and-run crashes were either pedestrians or bicyclists.

Leaving the scene of an accident with a cyclist is a crime in California and this driver is likely now looking at significant time in prison if and when they are identified and charged. On our hit and run bicycle crash page, we explain some of the options cyclists and their families may have in the event the driver is or is not located.

Contact Bay Area Bicycle Law

If you or a loved one is ever involved in a hit and run crash in South Lake Tahoe or anywhere else in northern California, contact us for a free, confidential consultation. We are the only personal injury law firm in northern California focused exclusively on collisions involving cyclists and there are many benefits to contacting a specialist.